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Burak Bekdil is an Ankara-based columnist. He regularly writes for the Gatestone Institute and Defense News, and is a fellow at the Middle East Forum.

ARTICLES BY: Burak Bekdil


October 11, 2018 9:58 am
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Turkey’s Syrian Quagmire

At first glance, the plan looked viable: using the “Arab Spring” as a legitimate pretext, Turkey would convince Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign; the...

September 4, 2018 11:50 am
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The US-Turkey Diplomatic Crisis

The current Turkish-American diplomatic crisis is fundamentally different from other such crises in 1964 or 1975. Turkish public sentiment in the 1960s and 1970s was...

July 31, 2018 5:37 pm
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Turkey: New System, Same One-Man Show

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, undoubtedly the most popular and divisive leader in modern Turkish history, has already ruled the country longer than Atatürk, the founder...

July 2, 2018 1:19 pm
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What Turkey’s New Islamist-Nationalist Alliance Means for the World

Four decades after they emerged as marginal parties in the 1970s, Turkey’s militant Islamists and ultra-nationalists won a combined 53.6% of the national vote and...

June 18, 2018 9:02 am
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Turkey Holds ‘Elections’ Again

On June 24, Turkey will hold its sixth election in four years. The Turks will choose between augmenting what is practically one-man rule based on...

April 30, 2018 9:41 am
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Turkey’s Erdogan vs. the Free Press

First the good news: Turkey, which is already the worst jailer of journalists in the world, may no longer need to put newsmen and women...

March 23, 2018 4:18 pm
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Turkey Wages a Personal War in Syria

In a rather theatrical show, the fall of the city of Afrin -- a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria -- after two months of battle between Turkish...

February 15, 2018 8:51 am
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Turkey and Iran’s Skin-Deep Friendship

After having fought several inconclusive wars, the Ottoman Turks and the Safavid Persians decided -- in 1639 -- to embrace a new code of conduct that would last for...

Culture

Richard Gere to Star in Apple Adaptation of Israeli Series ‘Nevelot’

Apple is negotiating for the rights to adapt an Israeli television series that...

Gal Gadot Shows Solidarity With Israeli Women Protesting Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed support for the thousands of women across Israel...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

Jewish Teacher Sues Catholic School After Pupils ‘Threw Coins at Him,...

A former teacher at a Catholic high school in Montvale, New Jersey, alleged in a lawsuit last week that he was wrongly...

Israel

Palestinian Who Worked With Israel to Prevent Terror Attacks Describes PA T...

A Palestinian who worked with Israel to prevent terror attacks appeared before a Knesset committee on Tuesday and described his...

Middle East

Tourism in Bethlehem Booming as Christmas Nears

Bethlehem is enjoying its busiest Christmas season on record, the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism said on Monday, with hotels in the birthplace of Jesus almost fully booked for the holiday. Tourism...

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